Far East Deep South In-Person Documentary Screening

Tuesday, April 267:00—8:30 PMAssembly RoomBelmont Public Library336 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA, 02478

You are invited to watch the award-winning documentary Far East Deep South for free in person at the Belmont Public Library  to celebrate this year’s Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet the producers of the film in a live, student-led, virtual Q&A session at 7 PM EDT on Friday, April 29, 2022 (more information on that can be found here.)

Previously aired on PBS World Channel’s “America ReFramed," the film follows the journey of two Chinese-American brothers who seek to know more about their family history. Surprisingly, the place where they end up turns out to be a small town in the Mississippi Delta. The film also explores the discrimination Asian-Americans historically faced, the interconnected relationship between the Black and Chinese communities in the Jim Crow era, and the generational impact of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.

This event is organized and sponsored by 18 organizations in Belmont and Lexington. The funding is provided by the Belmont Celebrates AAPI Heritage Fund, the Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL), and a grant from the Belmont Cultural Council (BCC), a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council (MCC), a state agency.

Registration for this event has now closed.